In September of 2020, right before the election, the US Postal Service began spying on Trump supporters. And not just in small ways. The USPS was spying on both online and offline activities of Trump supporters, Second Amendment supporters, and other conservative Americans. They used sophisticated facial recognition software to spy on the social media posts of Trump supporters.
This unlawful spying – without a single warrant – has only ramped up and become more pervasive since Joe Biden took over. And amazingly, this story has received almost no press coverage here in America.
This info was obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by the Cato Institute. They obtained heavily redacted postal inspector reports from the months of September 2020, through April 2021. The documents also highlight the fact that the spying continued until after the Virginia governor’s race in 2021, when Glenn Youngkin defeated Terry McAuliffe.
The Postal Service was specifically spying on the activities of Americans to sniff out gun owners, pro-Trump dissenters, and people organizing lawful anti-Biden political protests that are protected under the First Amendment. The online spying was carried out by a group called the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP).
Covert Operations? Again, this program was operating on US soil, and it was directed against conservative Trump supporters and law-abiding Americans who did nothing wrong. Why in the world was the freaking Postal Service doing this to us?
The Postal Service specifically spied upon the Million MAGA March, which took place on November 20, 2020. They filed a “threat assessment” that ended up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk, predicting that due to the size of the march (lots of Americans planned to attend), it would cause traffic delays for the Postal Service.
Another intelligence report – from the Post Office, of all places – was titled, “Right Wing Extremist Website Organizing Violent Action on Inauguration Day.” The Postal Service in that “intelligence report” also claimed that 1 million armed “militia members” were going to disrupt Joe Biden’s inauguration. That report didn’t age well, did it?
Call me crazy, but if you’re the Post Office, maybe trying to do all that spooky CIA spook stuff isn’t exactly in your lane? Maybe stick to… I don’t know, delivering mail and packages? Because your intelligence reports flat-out suck. A million armed militia members? Really?
Yet another “intel” report that was sent to Nancy Pelosi was completely redacted. Every single line of it was blacked out, as if it were part of the warrant to raid Mar-a-Lago. Exactly what “intelligence” did the Postal Service obtain on American citizens without a warrant and then send to Nancy Pelosi that was so top secret that no one can read it?
All of these secret squirrel spying ops from your mailman came out in a Yahoo News report initially, which went completely unnoticed by the rest of the media and most of Congress. That news report prompted an inspector general investigation, because no one in the government realized that the Postal Service had gone rogue and was acting as a secret police force against the American people, and on behalf of Nancy Pelosi. This spying garbage started while Trump was in office! So, we know there’s no way that he authorized it.
The inspector general report was finally released in March of this year. It concluded that the Postal Service does not have sweeping authority to spy on Americans without warrants. No ****, Sherlock! I could have told them that.
The IG report determined that the Postal Service also spied on everyone who participated in the peaceful, lawful, armed protest at the Virginia Capitol on September 21, 2021. So, the spying continued well after the timeframe of the documents obtained by the Cato Institute. You don’t suppose that Joe Biden has done the right thing and shut that program down, do you? Probably not, huh?
Other documents show that mailmen were spying on social media sites like Parler and Wimkin. Remember when Amazon completely knocked Parler off the internet for a few days in January 2021? It looks like that was specifically done in response to the Postal Service spying on Parler users. The Postal Service even patted itself on the back for that one, claiming that it had disrupted the 1 million militia members who had planned to storm the Capitol on Joe Biden’s inauguration day.
So, when we say that Joe Biden is weaponizing every department in the federal government against his political enemies, we really mean EVERY department. You know the Swamp is getting worse when they have your mailman spying on your protected political speech.